1976 Florida Gators football team

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1976 Florida Gators football
Sun Bowl, L 14–37 v. Texas A&M
Conference Southeastern Conference
1976 record 8–4 (4–2 4th SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts
Captain Darrell Carpenter
Alvin Cowens
Jimmy Fisher
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Georgia $ 5 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
#20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
#18 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida duringg the 1976 college football season. The season was the seventh for Doug Dickey as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1976 Florida Gators finished with an 8–4 overall record and a 4–2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing fourth among ten SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
9–11–1976 North Carolina* No. 18 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL L 21–24  
9–18–1976 Houston* Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 49–14  
9–25–1976 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 34–30  
10–2–1976 No. 11 Louisiana State No. 19 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 28–23  
10–16–1976 Florida State* No. 12 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 33–26  
10–23–1976 Tennessee No. 11 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 20–18  
10–30–1976 Auburn No. 12 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 24–19  
11–6–1976 No. 7 Georgia No. 10 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL ABC L 27–41  
11–13–1976 Kentucky No. 15 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 9–28  
11–20–1976 Rice* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 50–22  
11–27–1976 Miami* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 19–10  
1–2–1977 No. 10 Texas A&M* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 14–37  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.